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Kilifi Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kilifi
Reviewed 23 January 2013

OPPS.....My first visit to Kenya with my wife.it is my dream be came true.
we enjoyed in Kenya per three weeks.it is fantastic time.when we have a time we will be back to this lovely country.
but we are never forgot the kilifi bay beach resort.in our final week we were stayed at kilifi bay beach resort.what is the beautiful peoples and lovely beach.lovely location.
we were celebrated the 2013 was there.beautiful arrangement.excellent food.lovely service...
what ever we wanna from a hotel?they were done more...more...more....
whole of the week we got extremely tasty foods.chefs are much friendly.always we had a warm and active cooking foods.my best food in Kenya by kilifi.
end of the year party was never forgotten.
thanks kilifi bay all.we will be back next year.
we recommended to all, this is the good and beautiful place to enjoy your holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

the setting of the hotel is on one of the loveliest beaches on the coast of Kilifi. the ocean view though is obscured by the trees but once you get to the outside bar.......the view is beautiful!!!! the food is great, the service is wonderful and the experience one that shall not be forgotten. once there on a hot sunny afternoon you never want to leave!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank jane n
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Stayed here as a single traveller. The standard of the accommodation is not quite up to some other resorts further North but the advantage of that is the peace and quiet. Walk on the beach for miles without being pestered.
Generally the whole place could do with a bit of a face lift but the food was good and as I said the tranquility of the location was the biggest draw for me.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank TheCursedVagrant
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Me and my husband recently got married here at the beach bar.....the setting is the most beautiful spot and the beaches next to the hotel unspoilt. The hotel staff were friendly, helpful and provided excellent service for all. We got ready in one of the rooms which was nice, if a little dark but would have happily stayed there, my 2 bridesmaids did in fact book in for a night post safari! A couple of days before the wedding I had spent the day at the beach bar and pools and found them excellent, quiet, clean and very friendly staff. The Wifi is good if a little expensive but good connection!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you look hotel where you can really relax and enjoy - this is your choice. There is not much to do in Kilifi, so you will spent your days on pool on strolling on the beach. There was few, maybe 3 or 4 beach boys waiting outside but they were friendly and polite. Hotel is not high standard but staff is extremely friendly and you feel that they really care you. Book all-inclusive as closest restaurant is about 5 km from hotel...

Room Tip: Sea front had stunning view from terrace
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank delfiini
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Perhaps this is your situation. You booked a two-week trip to the Kenyan coast through a travel agent in our home country. You didn't want to spend too much and were pointed to a "great deal". The photos looked ok and you figure, "We are going to spend most of our time by the beach".

Maybe you are from Sweden, or Denmark or Poland(most of the people we met were from these places). You don't speak English as your first language and when things go wrong(as they often will)this makes it hard to complain about things. In fact, it is unlikely you even filled out the feedback form you were handed at reception when you checked out.

Now, you find yourself trapped at Kilifi Bay Beach Resort. Not just for five days. But for two. Long. Weeks. Yikes! What can you do?

First, don't panic. Make the best of your situation. You need to believe in the power of positive thinking. The glass is not half-empty. It is half-full. Don't dwell on the negatives. Focus on the positives. Afterall, you are in Africa. Just because you made a mistake on selecting Kilifi, don't ruin your vacation.

Second, make friends with a fellow guest. Companions make a difficult situation easier to bear. When you are able to share(and hopefully laugh) about all the defects, you will find release and feel less bitter. It also helps you realize you are not suffering alone. Your fellow guests will be able to share their stories. You will cry, cringe and shudder. Then hopefully you will enjoy a good laugh. It could always be worse, right? If you are able to make a friend who can speak english fluently, all the better. They can help you to lodge your complaints and to assist with filling out the feedback form.

Third, do not take an excursion through the hotel. Did you get that? As of December 2011, excursions are offered without a fixed price. Perhaps this will change. It should change or guests leave with a negative impression of Mada Hotels. The individual who is selling them to you is making tonnes of cash. If there were fixed prices, the other staff would raise alarms and the prices would be much lower. Book your excursions through the beach boys(David is one who is found on the beach to the right of the hotel) and you will save money and probably get a better experience.

Fourth, spend as much time as possible on the beach. Go for a long walk. Baobab Sea Resort is a safe, three kilometre walk to the right. You probably will not be told this by the hotel(we were told by one of our fellow guests) but you can use Baobab's facilities and take drinks/food there. Both hotels are owned by Mada. If you don't feel like walking back, the hotel has a free shuttle. We enjoyed the ocean as much as possible during our stay because the lower pool was filthy. Maybe we have high standards. If you call seeing water beetles the size of a silver dollar swimming alongside of you high standards. Or, not being able to see your feet while walking in the murky shallow end. Apparently, the pump was not working. For the whole five days we were there.

Finally, some small pointers. The name of the manager is Peter. He is a good guy. He is easy to spot because he is the one with the smile on his face. Get to know him. Tell him how your day is going. Try some of Boniface's pizza. He makes his thin-crust pies for lunch or for a pre-dinner snack. Enjoy the free massages. Maria is more systematic and methodical than Edna. Edna has stronger hands(although they are sometimes gritty with sand). Book a table in advance on the outside patio of the Fisherman's Restaurant. Eating indoors is hot and stuffy.

Room Tip: Request a pool-side or sea-facing room. Apparently renovations are in progress but these units have...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Kilifi Bay Beach Resort is an excellent place to make your tours from. A little bit away from Mombassa it's more quiet and relaxed. Also good for safaris. Jorim Tours on the opposite of the road took us to Tsavo and Amboselli. Great, Joseph (the owner) and his driver do their utmost to show you the big 5.

The then hotel/; good food, nice staff, cool drinks. A lot of people don't leave the premises, but if you love Africa there's enough to explore in little villages along the roads to Momboassa or Malindi.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Bofa Road, Kilifi 537, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Kilifi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kilifi
Price Range: £93 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilifi Bay Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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